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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fade  \Fade\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Faded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fading}.]  [OE.  faden,  vaden,  prob.  fr  fade,  a.;  cf  Prov. 
  D.  vadden  to  fade,  wither,  vaddigh  languid,  torpid.  Cf 
  {Fade},  a.,  {Vade}.] 
  1.  To  become  fade;  to  grow  weak;  to  lose  strength;  to  decay; 
  to  perish  gradually;  to  wither,  as  a  plant. 
 
  The  earth  mourneth  and  fadeth  away  --Is.  xxiv.  4. 
 
  2.  To  lose  freshness,  color,  or  brightness;  to  become  faint 
  in  hue  or  tint;  hence  to  be  wanting  in  color.  ``Flowers 
  that  never  fade.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  sink  away  to  disappear  gradually;  to  grow  dim;  to 
  vanish. 
 
  The  stars  shall  fade  away  --Addison 
 
  He  makes  a  swanlike  end  Fading  in  music.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fading  \Fad"ing\,  a. 
  Losing  freshness,  color,  brightness,  or  vigor.  --  n.  Loss  of 
  color,  freshness,  or  vigor.  --  {Fad"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Fad"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fading  \Fad"ing\,  n. 
  An  Irish  dance;  also  the  burden  of  a  song.  ``Fading  is  a 
  fine  jig.''  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fading 
  adj  :  losing  color;  "the  paling  photographs"  [syn:  {paling}] 
  n  :  weakening  in  force  or  intensity:  "attenuation  in  the  volume 
  of  the  sound"  [syn:  {attenuation}] 




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